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HARD HITS: Mitchell Miller fiasco not worth it for Bruins

On the ice, the Bruins have been the class of the NHL. Winners of seven in a row and boasting a league best 10-1-0 record entering Saturday’s game at Toronto, they have lit it up so far. After erupting for … Continue reading

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ESPN Plus exclusive for Original Six rivalry irks viewers

Normally, a big early game highlighting the Bruins and Rangers would have me excited. Unfortunately, I’m not the only one who won’t be watching the classic Original Six rivals do battle at MSG. Putting an original 6 rivalry game exclusively … Continue reading

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Strome and Vatrano contribute in Ducks’ win, Kravtsov not traveling with Rangers for road trip, Hischier rules himself out for Devils opener at Flyers

There’s already plenty to cover in the first week of the new season. Thus far, only a handful of teams have played their first game. That’ll change over the next two nights. Ten games are on Thursday’s schedule. That includes … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Tkachuk blockbuster trade involving Huberdeau a rarity, the uncomfortable direction the NHL is headed

Once the first domino fell when Johnny Gaudreau left Calgary for Columbus by taking less money to uproot his family back to the States, it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Matthew Tkachuk would not remain a Calgary Flame. … Continue reading

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Day One of the Free Agent Frenzy: As predicted, Trocheck signs with the Rangers, Halak the new backup, Copp heads home and Strome out West, Gaudreau turns down Devils for Blue Jackets, The best contracts of July 13th

Day One of free agency didn’t disappoint. The July 13th FA Frenzy featured almost every big name. There were so many signings that it may as well have been a carnival. Even with the late news that Evander Kane stayed … Continue reading

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Free Agent Predictions

For fun, I decided to make some free agent predictions for the July 13th class. The NHL FA Frenzy period officially kicks off at 12 noon. Before I get to guessing where players will land, Evander Kane is staying put … Continue reading

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The excitement of free agent frenzy begins Wednesday, Avalanche lock up Nichushkin, Malkin stays, Gaudreau leaving, Rangers likely to lose Copp and Strome, qualify Kakko

As we draw closer to midnight before July 13th, there will continue to be many discussions on potential available players who could hit the market on Wednesday. The free agent frenzy officially begins tomorrow afternoon. With that in mind, it’s … Continue reading

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Lack Of Transparency From Sullivan Typical Of NHL Issue

How many times does a key player get hurt in a playoff series and nobody has any clue when they’re returning? Way too often. The lack of transparency from coaches is counterproductive. It leaves teams guessing about their availability for … Continue reading

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First place no longer on the line Tuesday, health the key for Rangers in final week, NHL hypocrisy on injuries

It was a missed opportunity for the Rangers this weekend. Without forwards Andrew Copp and Filip Chytil, they lost to the Bruins 3-1 on Saturday. Combined with the Hurricanes sweeping the Devils and Islanders, the Rangers now trail them by … Continue reading

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Rangers and Penguins gave us a glimpse into potential first round series, the controversial call on Lindgren a reminder of NHL hypocrisy, it’s Miller Time with Canucks in town

Yesterday’s afternoon game was the return of the NHL on ABC. In the old 3 o’clock window that I previously mentioned from my days spent at ESPN in the trailer providing Stat paks for the production crew, the Rangers and … Continue reading

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